We seemed to be the only tourists in this friendly little town - a wonderful change from the busloads in most of the destinations in Rajasthan.
No traffic. No honking. Just genuinely warm, smiling locals around each atmospheric corner, especially during our early evening stroll.
Lal Niwas is a charming and very quiet haveli-turned-hotel. A hodge-podge of Indian and British colonial decorating adds to the authentic feel. Great views from various rooftops as well as peeks at the un-renovated wing that served as an architecture 101 to the 'bones' of haveli construction.
Staff is extremely friendly.
Meals are very simple fare.
Ask them to set you table a table in the garden. They will happily accommodate.
The town of Phalodi and Lal Niwas hotel are a perfect detour/overnight if you're on an easy paced driving trip through Rajasthan and looking for something with a more unique, non-touristy feel.More
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